Poll: If you were to shift from your current career, what area would you choose to work in?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "If you were to shift from your current career, what area would you choose to work in?".

This poll was originally submitted by samah A. fattah. View the poll results »



Patricia Rivera
Irving Reyes
 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 23:53
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Other Aug 22

I’m too old for a career change (I've passed retirement age) and anyway this is the best job I ever had without comparison. It was the other way around: becoming a full-time translator was my big career change some 35 years ago and I have never looked back since. Would I change again? No, definitely not, I’m quite happy with the current state of my career and I’m not the retiring type: I just don’t have the personality necessary for a “happy” retirement.

Mario Freitas
DMFR
 

Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 18:53
Member (2004)
English to French
Something manual Aug 22

Like sewing. Lately, I discovered embroidery and I'm quite good at it, so maybe that.

 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 00:53
Member (2009)
English to German
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Art & Literature Aug 22

If I was to change my career field it would be writing and/or improving my manuscripts and screenplays. I would also market my bead work a little more "aggressively".

What do translation and bead work have in common? People want top quality work for the lowest possible price, sadly enough.

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Cristina Heraud-van Tol  Identity Verified
Peru
Local time: 17:53
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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Sciences Aug 22

Probably Life Sciences or Microbiology

 

B D Finch  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 00:53
Member (2006)
French to English
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Historical research Aug 22

I think that, with hindsight, I would have preferred to have taken a degree in history, rather than sociology. In fact, I did postgrad research in historical geography, but I thought then (and still do think) that that's a bit of a fake discipline whose purpose is mainly to enable people to have university careers and become heads of department of the subject they invented. Being able to combine historical research with translation would be ideal.

 

Ikram Mahyuddin  Identity Verified
Indonesia
Local time: 05:53
Member (2006)
English to Indonesian
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Content writing Aug 22

I think maybe this is a good option for me, in addition to selling things online.

 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 19:53
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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Not Possible Aug 22

I've shifted twice. I had pretty good manager posts in five large companies. Shifting to translations as a freelancer was almost like winning the lottery. There isn't the slightest change that I'll ever shift again.

Dan Lucas
DMFR
 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:53
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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Botany Aug 23

It's too late to change, and I've wanted to be a translator ever since grade school, but plants have always intrigued me. I studied landscape design part-time for 7 years but never practiced it very much because translation was paying so much better, and also because I would have had to get an AutoCAD license, which is hugely expensive. So looking back, my alternate career choice, if I could start all over again and translation wasn't an option, might have been botany, with focus on trees and fo... See more
It's too late to change, and I've wanted to be a translator ever since grade school, but plants have always intrigued me. I studied landscape design part-time for 7 years but never practiced it very much because translation was paying so much better, and also because I would have had to get an AutoCAD license, which is hugely expensive. So looking back, my alternate career choice, if I could start all over again and translation wasn't an option, might have been botany, with focus on trees and forest management.Collapse


 

Lincoln Hui  Identity Verified
Hong Kong
Local time: 06:53
Member
Chinese to English
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Money? Aug 23

I mean, I'm perfectly content with a new career as couch potato, if I don't make any less than I currently do.

 

DZiW
Ukraine
English to Russian
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It may not explain a thing: small biz Aug 23

I'm really glad that meeting different people from various areas with diverse experience helped me not to get stuck in "pure" translation or anything else.

 

Irving Reyes
Dominican Republic
Local time: 18:53
English to Spanish
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "If you were to shift from your current career, what area would you choose to work in?".

This poll was originally submitted by samah A. fattah. View the poll results »



I would most likely pursue Civil Engineering, that was my original career path.


 


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